The Steel is Here!

First import of Russian steel arrives at new Paulsboro, New Jersey port.

paulsboroThe Paulsboro Marine Terminal is open for business after the first ship, Doric Warrior, docked bringing steel and economic hope for Paulsboro. (Caitlyn Stulpin | For NJ.com)

PAULSBORO — Standing in the shadow of a large ship were dozens of men and women wearing hard hats and reflective safety vests. Some had dirt on their clothes, signifying the hard work they had put in.

On Wednesday, Doric Warrior made its final leg of a long journey to Paulsboro from Russia. The ship, 230 meters long, carried the first shipment of steel to the Paulsboro Marine Terminal. Crews worked tirelessly to unload some of the steel before Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assemblyman John Burzichelli, the men who envisioned and backed the port since day one, would welcome guests to mark the occasion.

This is the steel that will MAGA! Now that it  is here, is this now American steel?

On Tuesday, tRump said : American pipelines will be made w/ American steel.

On Friday: Except the Keystone Pipeline. Reuters is reporting: Keystone XL builders can use non-U.S. steel, White House says nowThe Keystone XL oil pipeline does not need to be made from U.S. steel, despite an executive order by President Donald Trump days after he took office requiring domestic steel in new pipelines, the White House said on Friday.

“It’s specific to new pipelines or those that are being repaired,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters on Air Force One, when asked about a report by Politico that Keystone would not need to use U.S. steel, despite Trump’s order issued on Jan. 24.

“Since this one is already currently under construction, the steel is already literally sitting there, it’s hard to go back. Everything moving forward would fall under that executive order,” Sanders said. The southern leg of Keystone is completed and started pumping oil in 2013. Some pipe segments that could be used for Keystone XL, which would bring oil from Alberta, Canada to Nebraska, have already been built.

The Keystone XL oil pipeline does not need to be made from U.S. steel, despite an executive order by President Donald Trump days after he took office requiring domestic steel in new pipelines, the White House said on Friday.

“It’s specific to new pipelines or those that are being repaired,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters on Air Force One, when asked about a report by Politico that Keystone would not need to use U.S. steel, despite Trump’s order issued on Jan. 24.

“Since this one is already currently under construction, the steel is already literally sitting there, it’s hard to go back. Everything moving forward would fall under that executive order,” Sanders said. The southern leg of Keystone is completed and started pumping oil in 2013. Some pipe segments that could be used for Keystone XL, which would bring oil from Alberta, Canada to Nebraska, have already been built.

On edit: The Russian steel company has ties to Putin and of course, his  American Puppet:

From Ecowatch:

Trump also cited a different executive order signed that same day, highlighting the “Buy American measures” which he said were “in place to require American steel for American pipelines.” But like Keystone XL, as DeSmog previously reported, much of the steel for the Dakota Access project appears to have been manufactured in Canada by Evraz North America, a subsidiary of the Russian steel giant Evraz.

Evraz is owned in part by Roman Abramovich, a Russian multi-billionaire credited for bringing Russian President Vladimir Putin into office in the late 1990s. DeSmog’s finding comes on the heels of Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigning for potentially having discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with Russian diplomats before Trump took office, apparently without the knowledge of Trump or now-Vice President Mike Pence.

About Terry Welshans

I grew up in Burbank, California. My dad worked at a company that made sub assemblies for about every airplane made in the 1960-1970 era, so it was only natural that the aviation bug bit me while I was quite young. I hold a commercial pilot certificate and fly as much as I can. I live in Bardstown, Kentucky with my wife, moving here after we retired. I am a Vietnam veteran and a cancer survivor. I like to keep politicians honest, and do so when they open an avenue where I feel they have erred.
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4 Responses to The Steel is Here!

  1. In the meantime, the steel mills of Pennsylvania, Alabama and other former steel producing states and cities are rusting ruins. Where are the jobs? Where is the US produced steel?

    This is what US steel production looks like in 2017.


    Photo attribution: Matthew Kressel – http://www.matthewkressel.net

  2. pete says:

    “The Steel is Here!”

    Stalin?

  3. Russell says:

    Trumps Executive Order are like single ply toilet paper. It’s useful only if you double and triple up the sheets. I guess the American Steel EO is about as useful.

    I just read that GM in Lansing is laying off about 1400 workers.

  4. Russell says:

    Thanks chuck, good article Terry and Pete always spot on.

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